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Olson 30 Coracle IV Leads Royal Cork Yacht Club Winter League

2nd December 2018
On the second round of the course, the fleet negotiate no.7 buoy On the second round of the course, the fleet negotiate no.7 buoy Photo: Bob Bateman

With one race left to sail, Kieran Collins's Olson 30 Coracle IV of the host club has moved into the overall lead of the O'Leary Insurances sponsored  Royal Cork Yacht Club League in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. After five races sailed and a single discard applied today, Collins, on nine points, leads clubmate Anthony O'Leary in the modified 1720 by two points. Third overall in the 26-boat fleet is Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo, just one point behind O'Leary's Antix Beag in the IRC all–in division.

Collins's Olson 30 is a vintage American design that arrived into Cork Harbour last season. The Olson 30 was designed by George Olson of Santa Cruz, California around 1978. Olson was a surfer and surfboard shaper who decided to design a 30' ultralight displacement boat. More on this boat type here

 DSC9743The lightweight flyer, the Olson 30 Coracle IV now leads at Crosshaven Photo: Bob Bateman

Today's harbour course was '70x' in a 25-knot south-westerly, set roughly between the harbour Forts and Cuskinnny.

Nieulargo was first over the line today followed by the J109 Jelly Baby.

 DSC9714Jelly Baby (Jones Family) crossed the finish line Photo: Bob Bateman

RCYC leagueAntix Beag ( IRC rating .994) leads Coracle iv (.970) into the finish Photo: Bob Bateman

 DSC9761Granada 30 Cavatina is eighth in IRC all in in the 26-boat fleet. Photo: Bob Bateman

Results here

Published in Royal Cork YC

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